Synthesis of Traffic Signal Timing for the Highway Capacity Manual Planning Analysis

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by Mahesh Pethe, Univ of Florida, Gainesville, United States,
Kenneth G. Courage, Univ of Florida, Gainesville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputers in Transportation

Abstract: The 1985 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) provides a technique to analyze the operation of signalized intersections. The Highway Capacity Software (HCS) is a microcomputer package that faithfully implements the HCM. The HCS is rapidly becoming a standard for analyzing signalized intersections. When planning future intersections, in order to use the HCM operational analysis, the complete signal timing plan must be synthesized from volume and geometric data. A task force of the Transportation Research Board recommended a procedure that enables the traffic engineer to quickly analyze aignalized intersections.

Subject Headings: Traffic signals | Traffic capacity | Computer software | Traffic signs | Intersections | Traffic analysis | Highway engineering | Electrical systems |

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